The Apple Watch is the first truly “new” product that is coming to the company’s stores in quite a long time. Naturally Apple has to make some adjustments to the retail experience so that it can properly pitch the device to people who walk into its stores. New information suggests that the company will allow people 15 minute slots during which they can play with an Apple Watch unit before deciding whether or not they want to put money down for one.
Citing sources briefed on these changes 9to5mac reports that starting April 10th the company is going to allocate 15 minutes per customer for try-on Apple Watch appointments in its retail stores. This will ensure that the store can accommodate the sea of people that are expected to turn up to check out Apple’s first smartwatch.
It has already been reported that customers won’t mandatorily require an appointment just to get some hands-on time with the Apple Watch. However they will be time-limited and guided throughout the experience.
Customers will reportedly be allowed to make a reservation when they’re trying on the Apple Watch for a certain model. They can then make a follow-up appointment to easy pick up the unit once Apple starts selling the smartwatch on April 24th.
All Apple retail stores are reportedly going to have stock available for walk-in customers as well on launch day.